8 June 2017 ETA Adopts Electronic Game Sheet
Effective for the entire 2016/2017 season the ETA has adopted an electronic game sheet for use in all of their league games. This game sheet replaces the multi-copy paper version that has been in use for many, many years.
The ETA evaluated the electronic game sheet last season when it utilized the product in the Bantam, Minor Midget and Midget divisions.
The version of the electronic game sheet in use was developed by Gamesheet Inc. to mimic the existing paper game sheet as much as possible. Game information, including player rosters, coaching staff, game officials and all game data are recorded on an iPad. At the conclusion of the game the recorded information is secured when the referee signs off. The electronic game sheet data is then uploaded to secure servers.
The advantages of the electronic game sheet are many. Immediately following upload game information is available upload to team coaching staff, league conveners and administrators as well as standings updated. In addition penmanship is no longer an issue and suspension assessment and tracking are streamlined.
ETA chairman, Bill Schlitt, commented “as a premiere AAA league the ETA is constantly working to improve the way we operate and manage the league in order that we can provide the best possible product for our players, parents, coaching staffs and administrators. We are confident that the use of the electronic game sheet is another significant step towards this goal.”
7 May 2015 ETA Approves Increase In Length In Third Period For Major Bantam Games
Effective for the beginning of the 2016/2017 regular season the ETA has approved the change in the game format to 15-20-20 minute periods for the Major Bantam division while retaining the current requirement of the 2:00 hour (minimum) time slot.
This change will align the Major Bantam game format with that of the Minor Midget and Midget divisions.
This change is being made in order to more effectively utilize the allocated ice time as well as to move towards the junior leagues' standards.
10 Sept 2014 ETA Adopts 15-20-20 Periods For Minor Midget and Midget
Effective immediately the ETA has approved the use of 15-20-20 minute periods for the Minor Midget and Midget divisions while retaining the current requirement of the 2:00 hour (minimum) time slot. ETA research during the 2013/2014 season confirmed that an extremely high percentage of games with 15-20-20 minute periods could be completed in the 2 hour ice allocation.
Accordingly this has been made in order to more effectively utilize the allocated ice time as well as to move towards the junior leagues' standards. Prior to implementing this change it was necessary for the ETA to have the OMHA Manual of Operations amended, which was completed at the last OMHA AGM.